Castleton - Mam Tor - Lose Hill - Castleton
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The walk starts in the centre of the beautiful Peak village of Castleton, famous for its unique Blue John Stone, which is mined nearby and sold in several of the village shops as jewellery. The walk climbs from the village, past Peak Cavern and up to the bottom of Winnatts Pass and Speedwell Cavern. The latter is accessed by boat and is well worth visiting.
From Speedwell the walk continues, slowly climbing around the contour of Treak Cliff towards Treak Cliff Cavern. From here, it climbs towards the base of Mam Tor and the Blue John Mine, where the stone of the same name is mined.
The walk then follows the National Trust path up to the summit of Mam Tor, a steep climb, but well worth the effort for the fantastic views of the valley of Castleton and Edale and the brooding flat-top plateau of Kinder.
From the summit, the path ahead is well-defined along the ridge and through Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill, all easily visible from the summit of Mam Tor. From Lose Hill it's all downhill, descending into the valley below and Castleton.
England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District
Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, Toilets
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